Salesman uses credit application to stalk and rape customer
Police say a convicted murderer used his job as a car salesman in Sandy to track a female customer to her home and rape her.
Cleon Jones, 34, was arrested Wednesday on multiple first-degree felonies and remains in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail.
Authorities allege Jones tracked down his victim by using her credit application to obtain her personal information including her address, said West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan…
All sales personnel at car dealerships in Utah are required to be licensed by the state, which includes a background check.
Wow. I’m hard pressed to know what to say. Women are often more aware of the privacy of their home addresses because of exactly this? Background checks shouldn’t act as a replacement for good personal judgment about the people you employ?
(The source article, in Deseret news is fairly graphic and unpleasant. Via Canadian Privacy Law Blog.)